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Bloomsbury Environmental Isotope Facility

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The Bloomsbury Environmental Isotope Facility (BEIF) houses 1 dual inlet (Finnigan MAT253) and 2 continuous flow (Finnigan Delta V & Delta Plus XP) mass spectrometers with a variety of peripheral systems capable of measuring stable isotopes (δ18O, δ15N, δ13C  and δ2D) generated from a variety of materials.

UCL’s BEIF laboratory has substantial expertise analyzing stable isotope inorganic carbon and oxygen. Recent funding opportunities have allowed us to increase our expertise for measuring hydrogen isotopes (δ2D) from water and nitrogen isotopes (δ15N) from bulk organic matter. All BEIF equipment is detailed by selecting navigational tabs in the left panel of this site.

We analyze materials for Masters and Ph.D. student projects as well as materials received from colleagues external to UCL. The variety of peripherals in the BEIF laboratory allows us to analyze carbonates (foraminifera, coral & fish otoliths), bulk organic matter as well as samples from cave deposits, archeological materials (bone, teeth & plants), rocks and water.